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R&D Scientist - Global Categories

Company: SANOFI
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Sanofi CHC, a leading manufacturer and marketer of healthcare (OTC), personal care, and skin care products is searching for a career minded, energetic, and organized individual to join our team as a Product Development Manager. Sanofi CHCs extensive portfolio of brands include Allegra, Nasacort, Xyzal, Icy Hot, Zantac, ACT, Gold Bond and Selsun Blue. Sanofi CHC is a global business unit of Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Paris, France.

Job Summary

The R&D Scientist will be responsible for formulation research and development of specific Sanofi CHC OTC projects and the associated technical activities related to development and launch. The successful candidate will be a hands-on scientist who will innovate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes. In addition, the candidate must be able to incorporate the necessary safety, clinical, and regulatory aspects into their projects. The candidate will also be able to translate insights in health sciences into technical opportunities. He/she will demonstrate a high level of technical skill, and project management aptitude. He/she must be a team player who can present technical subjects/health science to others, including marketing.

Role Specific Responsibilities

-- Hands-on scientist who will formulate, produce working prototypes, and lead scale up of lab batches to pilot and production sizes

-- Integrate all required input from regulatory, safety, clinical, QA and processing functions to meet project needs on a timely basis

-- Skillfully communicate the science (Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, etc.) related to product formulations to effectively influence formula decisions, product design and claim substantiation.

-- Integrate technical knowledge, intuition, and experience to define and solve problems of considerable scope and complexity to provide untapped business opportunities.

-- Execute, understand and interpret prototype testing to generate support of specific project needs; make recommendations based on facts

-- Establish a partnership between R&D/Marketing to ensure development process is in alignment with business needs/direction

-- Continually enhance technical skill set to meet development needs of a diversity of product forms

-- Begin to establish skills in project leadership both internally, externally, and cross functionally

-- Learn to identify consumer needs and resulting innovations to deliver new products to the market.

-- Learn to manage multiple priorities and the changing dynamics of projects and organizational needs

-- Learn to prioritize workload to meet project needs

-- Participate in due diligence of various new business development opportunities such as licensing of technology, Rx to OTC Switches, acquisitions, etc

-- Some business travel required (estimated 5 - 15%)

Skills

-- Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

-- Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems

-- Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience

-- Inductive Reasoning Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)

-- Deductive Reasoning Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

-- Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.

Qualifications

Education: Advanced degree from an accredited college in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy or other Healthcare Sciences required. B.S. minimum 2 years experience, M.S recent graduates will be considered.

Experience: Experience in product development with a track record of successfully developing and launching new products. Formulation experience is a must.

Role Specific Competencies: This position requires extensive use of computer equipment. Must have a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft business software to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Special Requirements: Position is located in Chattanooga, TN. Overnight business travel may be required 15%.

Regulatory Compliance

American with Disabilities Act

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.

Relocation

Relocation assistance is provided.

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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